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A team of University of Alberta researchers has identified a new class of compounds that inhibit the spread of prions, misfolded proteins in the brain that trigger lethal neurodegenerative diseases in humans and animals.
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Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease") is a fatal disease in cattle that causes portions of the brain to turn sponge-like.
5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimers and 3 million from Parkinson's disease. Doctors who treat patients with these among other neurodegenerative conditions believe that the diseases are spreading though their patients' brains. The stages of both Alzheimers and Parkinson's disease show these pathological effects.
In a new study, a team of UK researchers have reportedly found a way to prevent brain cell death in mice -- a discovery which could ultimately lead to improved treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurodegenerative ailments in humans.
After tests this week confirmed BSE (mad cow) in a dead dairy cow from a California farm, the USDA went on the manhunt, or cowhunt, for any offspring the dead animal may have had, stating they could also carry the fatal brain-eating disease.
The first case of “mad cow” disease in six years has cropped up on a California dairy farm after health and food experts discovered the disease in a dead cow, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed on Tuesday.
Toxic prions in the brain can be detected with self-illuminating polymers.
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